Q: Which areas does Call of the Wild serve and where do you like to explore on walks/hikes?
I service the core Dartmouth and Halifax areas. As for my favorite spots to hike, well .. I’ll never tell! I always joke when people ask me what trails I use, because the reason I love them is that they are low traffic areas and sometimes we can enjoy our whole walk without bumping into any! I will say though, it’s hard to think of a prettier place to hike in than Nova Scotia. My favorite places to go to hike and also get good pictures has to be rugged coastal trails. Especially the coastal trails around the HRM; they are just so visually pleasing for me. Any trails by the ocean are always a big winner. Anywhere I can catch a good sunset and be able to walk quite a ways without running into anyone else.
Q: Tell me about your own pups!
I share my life with a pretty amazing dog named Zephyr. He was a $150 mutt off Kijiji, which I know everyone has their own opinions on, but boy did I ever hit the jackpot! I picked him almost 8 years ago to this very day! He peed in the car on the drive home, but I was instantly in love. I can’t even say enough good things about him. He is fun, silly and so very loving. He loves to work, and he always has an eye on me in case there is an opportunity to do some tricks and earn some snacks. He is always up for any adventure I have in mind, but is also down for spending the day on the couch under some blankets watching movies. He recently got his Trick Dog Champion title, so you could say he is a bit of a trick connoisseur as well. My new year’s resolution this year was to do more with Zephyr. We already do A LOT together, but we’ve wrangled some new hobbies this year as well! In addition to getting his Trick Dog Champion title at the beginning of 2016, he participated in his first class ever, and started trialling for the first time as well. He tried out his paw at dock diving at AquaTerra Kennels, did a couple of Disc Dog trials, and we are currently training to give Rally Obedience a try! So, long story short, he is an awesome dog. 8 years old and only getting better with age!